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Is it possible to see which files are being currently synced? (Searching around for badged icons won't work.)

For example, large files that are within different folders that just got added to the queue.

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No, not possible.

Can't see it on the web interface or on any of the apps on linked devices.

Your only near option currently is to see what has been done after the fact by checking out the recent events page on Dropbox.

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For anyone looking at this question in 2014+, you can now see what is being synced (on a Mac at least—I don't know the answer for Windows, but I'm sure someone will provide that answer).

Hold Alt, and click on the Dropbox icon in menubar. This will show you what is currently being synced.

  • Not working on macOS 10.12 (2017). – Pwdr May 3 '17 at 8:20
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If you're under Linux, type this in the command-line:

find ~/Dropbox -type f -exec dropbox filestatus {} \; | grep 'syncing'
  • This solution [for Mac] would be awesome. – nodebase Dec 7 '15 at 3:17
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I'm trying to figure out the same thing. best I've got so far is to look at the sync icons on the folders.

You can at least narrow it down to "which folder contains the files which are currently syncing"...

In my case it's the "Camera Uploads" folder, so I'm going to look on the dropbox website to see what the largest files in that folder are... then check whether they're on my local machine. probably some videos or something.

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In Windows, the way to see what's still to sync is to look in your file system Explorer. There, there will be your Dropbox folder and those files or folders containing files will have a blue sync icon versus those already uploaded successfully with a green check mark.

Now, it's also possible to see the latest upload events by clicking on the Dropbox icon in the system tray, or to track events online, but afaik, there's no way to see what file will be syncing next.

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